Last post on Jan 21, 2013 at 12:48 PM
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#464 of 473 Re: grand am stalls while driving [lovemygrandam]
Oct 17, 2012 (5:13 pm)
Do you have any idea where I can get an ABS Wiring diagram other than buying a chilton manual? I want to sell the car and dont want to buy a book when I wont need it.
I'd like to see if there is any wiring connection between the ABS and the ignition or fuel injection that could kill the engine.
#465 of 473 Re: grand am stalls while driving [gkmidget71]
Oct 18, 2012 (1:17 pm)
Your best bet is to find an independent garage and beg the owner to print off the wiring diagram you want from his online manual source. Next best bet is to subscribe to one of the online manual suppliers, like AllDataDIY.com. A one year subscription for any particular car is only $27.00... far cheaper than the GM supplied Shop manuals, and they have all the wiring diagrams in them. I've used AlldataDIY for all my vehicle repairs. They are top notch with diagrams... though the pictures they supply for assembly/disassembly are no better than the GM shop manuals.
#466 of 473 Re: grand am stalls while driving [gkmidget71]
Oct 18, 2012 (1:33 pm)
I just did some quick research in my 2002 Grand Am manual. It seems that the wheel sensors go into what is called "Electronic Brake Control Module (EBCM) ", which does the controlling of the brakes. The only connection that module has with the Powertrain Control Module is through the Serial Data buss. It doesn't look likely that anything happening to the Anti-lock system should cause the engine to stall. Of course, It's possible that just about any two wires that get shorted together COULD cause a stall, but that's far beyond anyone's ability to diagnose without having access to the vehicle.
#467 of 473 Re: grand am stalls while driving [lovemygrandam]
Oct 21, 2012 (4:52 am)
Well on a whim I took off the new fuel pump relay since it didnt fix the issue and put the old one back on there. I then put that new relay in the plce of the ABS relay since its the exact same relay. We drove the car out of town about 50 minutes. Stopped at our destination. Came back out and drove home and had no issues with it dying. Havent got to drive it any more than that but its a real good sign because before it would die sooner and more often than that. We'll see.
#468 of 473 Re: grand am stalls while driving [gkmidget71]
Oct 29, 2012 (8:53 am)
Well I finally got to drive the car again last night and it stalled again. ABS relay didn fix it.
#469 of 473 Re: Always somethin! [gina35]
Nov 15, 2012 (12:28 am)
Hello, I do not know if you fixed the problem yet? But the grandams have a sealed coolant system and if the overflow bottle or the cap is broken ( sometimes the o-ring is bad in the cap) but anyway, it will not circulate the coolant properly and it will overheat. The cooling fan system can also be a issue on allot of gm cars and vans, and water pump, thermostat issues, worn drive belts.
#470 of 473 Climate Control Not Working
Dec 20, 2012 (4:48 pm)
#471 of 473 Climate Control Not Working
Dec 20, 2012 (4:48 pm)
I have a 1999 Grand Am SE. The problem I have is with the knob that changes the temperature. i.e all the way left is cold, and all the way right is hot -- the middle knob. The way my luck is, when it was hot out, I could turn the knob all the way left for cold, and it would blow hot air. And now that it's winter, it stays cold. Sometimes, I can hear something in the dash move, like a damper or something, and it will blow hot air, but only for a few seconds before it will go back to cold (when the setting is on hot). Likewise in the summer, it would blow cold air momentarily, before switching to hot air again.
In the summer, I lived with it, but now that it's winter it's becoming dangerous having a windshield that won't defrost.
Any ideas? Thanks.
#472 of 473 no power/dome light/dash light/no start
Dec 29, 2012 (4:59 pm)
Last week I went to start the car and the dome light wasn't on, turning the key produced no dash lights and the car wouldn't start.
put on the multimeter to test voltage on the battery and it was fully charged.
got out of car went into house
went back to garage, the door was locked so unlocked door and when I opened it the dome light was on, the dash lights lit when turned the key and it started.
went to the store a few days later and left the car unlocked
and when I tried to start the car once again no power.
Got out of the car and locked and unlocked the door with the key because I had no idea of what to do and no power still.
Turned the headlight switch and had headlights and then dash lights and it started. I was surprised when the headlights came on.
no security light flashing either time, just no power.
#473 of 473 Dome Light Switch
Jan 21, 2013 (12:48 pm)
Does anyone know where the switch that operates the dome light is in the door of a 04 Grand Am?